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January 23, 2022

'The Expanse' x Rubbermaid


I just started watching Season 6 — alas, the final one — of this wonderful series

and was gobsmacked early on in Episode 2 to espy, in the kitchen of a colonizing family on an immensely distant planet far in the future, the very Rubbermaid container (top) that has become, in a variety of sizes, my default storage medium for a variety of reasons (in no particular order):

 They seal very tightly with a wonderfully satisfying click

 I can see what's inside

 They're great looking

 They stack

Did the peeps making "The Expanse" not think I'd notice?

Or do they think that these containers are the apotheosis of same such that they will be used centuries in the future?

Regardless, you can too!

From $8.79 in a variety of shapes and sizes right here and now.

January 23, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


Yeah, they still have the containers way in the future, but none of the lids match up.

Posted by: Luke | Jan 24, 2022 7:40:03 AM

Much of the "futuristic" stuff in scifi is just repurposed everyday items - maybe with blinkenlights and a paint job. McCoy's "surgical instruments" were salt shakers (and manufactured props patterned after them.


I've spotted quite a few "heywaitaminute" items in The Expanse but never kept a list - will have to rewatch it all, I guess...

Posted by: Scott | Jan 23, 2022 9:03:21 PM

We have a bunch of the very same.

Excellent containers! I also love the clicks.

Posted by: nonom | Jan 23, 2022 6:57:02 PM

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